A Christmas Carol at Hale Centre Theatre

  • Hale Centre Theatre – 50 W Page Ave Gilbert, AZ
  • Dates: December 2, Dec 4 – 9, Dec 11 – 16, Dec 18 – 23, 2017
  • Phone: (480) 497-1181
  • Time: Show times vary by day. See website for details
  • Price: Starting at $20

ZooLights

  • Phoenix Zoo – 455 N. Galvin Parkway Papago Park Phoenix, AZ
  • November 22, 2017 to January 14, 2018
  • Recurring daily
  • Phone: (602) 286-3800
  • Time: 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM
  • Price: With Dinos in the Desert: $21.95 peak pricing; $16.96 non-peak. Without Dinos in the Desert: $17.95 peak, $12.95 non-peak. See website for peak and non-peak nights.

2017 Winter Wonderfest

  • Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park – 20000 S Maricopa Rd Chandler, AZ
  • November 24, 2017 to December 22, 2017
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
  • Phone: (520) 796-5601
  • Time: 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Price: $12 for single ticket, family deals available.

Glendale Glitters

  • Downtown Glendale – 58th and Glendale Ave Glendale, AZ
  • November 24, 2017 to January 6, 2018
  • Recurring daily
  • Time: 6 p.m.-10 p.m.
  • Price: Free

Southwest Youth Ballet Presents “The Nutcracker”

  • Higley Center – 4132 E Pecos Rd Gilbert, AZ
  • December 15, 2017 to December 17, 2017
  • Recurring daily
  • Phone: (480) 279-7194
  • Time: Friday 7 p.m.; Saturday 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Sunday 3 p.m.
  • Price: $14 – $34

Breakfast with Santa

  • Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia – 4949 E. Lincoln Drive Scottsdale, AZ
  • December 9, 2017 to December 23, 2017
  • Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Phone: (480) 627-3111
  • Time: 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Price: $45 per adult, $30 per child 6-12, 5 & under are free

December Activities at OdySea Aquarium

  • 9500 East Via de Ventura, Scottsdale, AZ 85256
  • December 9, 2017 to December 31, 2017
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
  • Phone: (480) 291-8000
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Price: Regular admission prices apply

Enchanted Island’s Winter Wonderland Express

  • Enchanted Island Amusement Park – 1202 W. Encanto Blvd. Phoenix, AZ
  • December 16, 2017 to December 17, 2017
  • Recurring daily
  • Phone: (602) 254-1200
  • Time: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Price: See website

Frances Smith Cohen’s Snow Queen

  • Herberger Theater Center – 222 E. Monroe St. Phoenix, AZ
  • December 16, 2017 to December 17, 2017
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
  • Phone: (602) 252-8497
  • Time: Saturday 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Price: $28 adults; $23 seniors; $14 students

Gingerbread House Cooking Class at The Hermosa Inn

  • The Hermosa Inn
    5532 N Palo Cristi Rd. Paradise Valley, AZ
  • December 16, 2017 to December 17, 2017
  • Recurring daily
  • Phone: (602) 955-7878
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Price: $69 per house

Scottsdazzle: Sugar Plum Avenue

  • Old Town Scottsdale – 5th Avenue Scottsdale, AZ
  • December 16, 2017
  • Phone: (480) 312-7177
  • Time: 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Price: Free

Santa Saturdays at The Shops at Norterra

  • The Shops at Norterra – 2460 W Happy Valley Rd Phoenix, AZ
  • November 25, 2017 to December 23, 2017
  • Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Price: Free

A Christmas Carol

  • Herberger Theater Center – 222 E. Monroe St. Phoenix, AZ
  • Dates: December 9 – 10, Dec 14 – 17, Dec 19 – 24, Dec 26 – 28, 2017
  • Phone: (602) 254-7399
  • Time: See website for all show times
  • Price: See website for pricing

Christmas Celebration with the Glendale Sanctuary Choir & Orchestra

  • Glendale Seventh-day Adventist Church – 6801 N. 43rd Ave Glendale, AZ
  • December 16, 2017
  • Phone: (623) 850-1311
  • Price: Free

Lights of the World

  • Arizona State Fairgrounds – 1826 W McDowell Rd Phoenix, AZ
  • Dates: November 16 – 25, Dec 27 – 31, Jan 1 – 2, 2018
  • Phone: (602) 252-6771
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Price: $Adults $18; 65+ $16; Child $15 (3-13); Children under 3 are free.

Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops

  • Bass Pro Shops & Outdoor World – 1133 N Dobson Rd Mesa, AZ
  • November 11, 2017 to December 24, 2017
  • Recurring daily
  • Phone: (602) 606-5600
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Price: Free

Skate Westgate

  • Westgate Entertainment District – 6751 N Sunset Blvd Glendale, AZ
  • November 21, 2017 to January 7, 2018
  • Recurring daily
  • Phone: (623) 385-7502
  • Time: See website for hours
  • Price: Adults and children: $15 with skate rental, $11 bring your own skates. Toddlers and military $11

Polar Express

  • Grand Canyon Railway – 1201 W. Route 66 Ste. 200 Flagstaff, AZ
  • Dates: November 11 – 12, Nov 16 – 19, Nov 22, Nov 24 – 27, Nov 29 – 4, Dec 6 – 11, Dec 13 – 24, Dec 26 – 30, Jan 4 – 6, 2018
  • Phone: 1-800-843-8724
  • Time: 5:30pm and 7:30pm
  • Price: Starting at: $35/per adult ; $25/per child (ages 2-15)

Greg Fitzsimmons

  • Tempe Improv – 930 E University Dr. Tempe, AZ
  • Dates: December 14 – 17, 2017
  • Phone: (480) 921-9877
  • Time: Thursday 8 p.m.; Friday 7:30 p.m.; Saturday 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.; Sunday 7 p.m.
  • Price: $25-$28

Las Noches de Las Luminarias

  • Desert Botanical Garden – 1201 N. Galvin Parkway Phoenix, AZ
  • Dates: November 24 – Nov 25, Dec 8 – 10, Dec 15 – 17, Dec 19 – 23, Dec 26 – 30, 2017
  • Phone: (480) 941-1225
  • Time: 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM
  • Price: Adults $30, Children $12.50 (3-12), Children under 3 admitted free

Spark! After Dark

  • Mesa Arts Center – 1 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ
  • December 16, 2017 to June 16, 2018
  • Recurring monthly on the 3rd Saturday
  • Phone: (480) 644-6500
  • Time: 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Price: Free

Mesa Temple Gardens Christmas Lights

  • Mesa Arizona Temple = 525 E. Main St. Mesa, AZ
  • November 24, 2017 to December 31, 2017
  • Recurring daily
  • Phone: (480) 964-7164
  • Time: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Price: Free

The Nutcracker

  • Phoenix Symphony Hall – 75 N 2nd St Phoenix, AZ
  • Dates: December 8 – 10, Dec 15 – 17, Dec 21 – 24, 2017
  • Phone: (602) 381-1096
  • Time: Show times vary. See website for info.
  • Price: See website for details

‘Tis the Season: Holidays at MIM

  • Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) – 4725 E. Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, AZ
  • December 16, 2017 to December 17, 2017
  • Recurring daily
  • Phone: (480) 478-6000
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Price: Included with museum admission

Arizona Coyotes vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

  • Gila River Arena – 9400 W. Maryland Ave. Glendale, AZ
  • December 16, 2017
  • Time: 6:00 PM

Frances Smith Cohen’s Snow Queen

  • Herberger Theater Center – 222 E. Monroe St. Phoenix, AZ
  • December 9, 2017 to December 17, 2017
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
  • Phone: (602) 252-8497
  • Time: Saturday 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Price: $28 adults; $23 seniors; $14 students

Rawhide Snowy Christmas

  • Rawhide Western Town & Event Center – 5700 W. North Loop Road Chandler, AZ
  • November 24, 2017 to December 23, 2017
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
  • Phone: (480) 502-5600
  • Time: Friday 5-10pm, 12-10pm, 12-8pm
  • Price: Free

Christmas at the Princess

  • Fairmont Scottsdale Princess – 7575 E. Princess Drive Scottsdale, AZ
  • December 1, 2017 to December 31, 2018
  • Recurring daily
  • Phone: (480) 585-4848
  • Time: Times vary. See website for details.
  • Price: $55 general admission per car. Ride/attraction wristbands additional.

Celebration of Christmas

  • Dream City Church Phoenix Campus – 13613 N. Cave Creek Rd. Phoenix, AZ
  • Dates: December 8 – 10, Dec 13 – 19, 2017
  • Phone: (800) 431-9734
  • Time: Wednesday-Friday 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Price: Weekdays: $7, $16, $25; Weekends: $10, $19, $28

The Art of Ice Cream Experience

  • 4224 N. Craftsman Court Scottsdale, AZ
  • December 7, 2017 to March 9, 2018
  • Recurring daily
  • Phone: (480) 666-5545

South Pacific

  • Arizona Broadway Theatre – 7701 W. Paradise Lane Peoria, AZ
  • November 24, 2017 to December 30, 2017
  • Recurring daily
  • Phone: (623) 776-8400
  • Time: Show times vary, see website for details.
  • Price: Ticket prices vary, check website for details

Winter Wonderland at Butterfly Wonderland

  • Butterfly Wonderland – 9500 E. Via de Ventura Scottsdale, AZ
  • Dates: November 24 – Nov 26, Dec 2 – 3, Dec 9 – 10, Dec 16 – 17, Dec 22 – 23, Dec 26 – 29, 2017
  • Phone: (480) 800-3000
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Price: $14.95 per child & $22.95 per adult; Winter Wonderland included in regular admission

Carol Burnett

  • Comerica Theatre – 400 W. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ
  • December 17, 2017
  • Phone: (602) 379-2800
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Price: Tickets start at $88

CitySkate Holiday Ice Rink

  • CityScape Phoenix – 1 E. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ
  • November 25, 2017 to January 7, 2018
  • Recurring daily
  • Phone: (602) 550-9561
  • Time: See website for hours
  • Price: $15

Holiday Lights at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park

  • McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park – 7301 E. Indian Bend Road Scottsdale, AZ
  • Dates: December 8 – 23, Dec 26 – 30, Jan 1 – 7, 2018
  • Phone: (480) 312-2312
  • Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Price: Train ride $5; carousel ride $2

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Arizona’s Holiday Bricktacular

  • LEGOLAND Discovery Center Arizona – 5000 S Arizona Mills Cir #135 Ste. 135 Tempe, AZ
  • December 9, 2017 to December 24, 2017
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
  • Phone: (877) 526-3960
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Price: $22

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

  • Mesa Arts Center – 1 E Main St Mesa, AZ
  • December 16, 2017
  • Phone: (480) 644-6500
  • Time: 3:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m.
  • Price: $36-$81

SEA LIFE Arizona’s Annual Fishmas Celebration

  • SEA LIFE Arizona – 5000 S Arizona Mills Cir #145 Ste. 145 Tempe, AZ
  • December 9, 2017 to December 24, 2017
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
  • Phone: (877) 526-3960
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Price: $22

Hansel and Gretel

  • Arizona Opera Center-1636 N Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ
  • December 16, 2017
  • Phone: (602) 266-7464
  • Time: 11:00 AM
  • Price: Free
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Festival of Lights

  • Chandler Blvd and 24th Street – Chandler Blvd Phoenix, AZ
  • November 25, 2017 to January 1, 2018
  • Recurring daily
  • Phone: (480) 270-4365
  • Time: 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Price: Free

Go, Dog. Go!

  • Tempe Center for the Arts – 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway Tempe, AZ
  • November 25, 2017 to December 23, 2017
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
  • Phone: (480) 921-5700
  • Time: See website for showtimes
  • Price: $12-$30

A Tribute to James Galanos

  • Phoenix Art Museum – 1625 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ
  • August 19, 2017 to January 7, 2018
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Phone: (602) 257-1880
  • Time: See website for museum hours
  • Price: Included with general admission

Ancient Musical Treasures from Central China: Harmony of the Ancients from the Henan Museum

  • Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) – 4725 E. Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, AZ
  • Starting November 10, 2017
  • Recurring daily
  • Phone: (480) 478-6000
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Price: $20

Authenticated Cheese Slice Exhibit at SMoCA

  • Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art – 7374 East Second Street Scottsdale, AZ
  • November 15, 2017 to March 28, 2018
  • Recurring daily
  • Phone: (480) 874-4666
  • Time: 12 p.m.- Close
  • Price: Included with museum admission

Dinosaurs in the Desert

  • Phoenix Zoo/Arizona Center for Nature Conservation
    455 N. Galvin Parkway Papago Park Phoenix, AZ
  • October 6, 2017 to April 30, 2018
  • Recurring daily
  • Phone: (602) 286-3800
  • Time: See website for Zoo hours
  • Price: Adults $24.95; Children 3-13 $14.95

Grand Canyon Grandeur Exhibition

  • Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West – 3830 N. Marshall Way Scottsdale, AZ
  • August 17, 2017 to December 31, 2017
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Phone: (480) 686-9539
  • Price: Included with museum admission: $13, adults; $11, seniors (65+) and active military; $8, students (full-time with ID) and children (6-17); free to museum members and children 5 and under.

Illumination

  • Norterra – 27701 N. Black Canyon Highway Phoenix, AZ
  • November 15, 2017 to January 14, 2018
  • Recurring daily
  • Phone: (602) 567-3618
  • Time: Friday and Saturday, 6 p.m.-11:30 p.m.; Sunday-Thursday 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • Price: $29.50 – $34.50 per car

 Jun Kaneko at Desert Botanical Garden

  • Desert Botanical Garden – 1201 N. Galvin Parkway Phoenix, AZ
  • November 1, 2017 to May 13, 2018
  • Recurring daily
  • Price: Included with price of admission

Brad Williams

  • Stand Up Live – 50 W. Jefferson St. Phoenix, AZ
  • Dates: December 14 – 17, 2017
  • Phone: (480) 719-6100
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Price: $26

Newsies

  • Phoenix Theater – 100 E. McDowell Rd Phoenix, AZ
  • November 15, 2017 to December 31, 2017
  • Recurring daily
  • Phone: (602) 254-2151
  • Time: Show times vary, see website for details.
  • Price: Tickets start at $35

Of God and Mortal Men

  • Heard Museum – 2301 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ
  • October 7, 2017 to April 15, 2018
  • Recurring daily
  • Phone: (602) 252-8840
  • Time: Monday-Saturday 9:30am-5:00pm, Sunday 11:00am-5:00pm
  • Price: Included with museum admission

Past/Future/Present: Contemporary Brazilian Art from the Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo

  • Phoenix Art Museum – 1625 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ
  • September 7, 2017 to December 31, 2017
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Phone: (602) 257-1880
  • Time: See website for Phoenix Art Museum hours
  • Price: $5 for all ages, plus general admission (required)

Pompeii: The Exhibition

  • Arizona Science Center – 600 E. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ
  • November 18, 2017 to May 28, 2018
  • Recurring daily
  • Phone: (602) 716-2000
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Price: General admission plus $11.95

Repositioning Paolo Soleri: The City Is Nature

  • Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art – 7374 East Second Street Scottsdale, AZ
  • October 14, 2017 to January 28, 2018
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Phone: (480) 874-4666
  • Time: Tuesday-Saturday 12 p.m.- 5 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
  • Price: $10 adults; $7 students

The Rennard Strickland Collection of Western Film History Exhibition

  • Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West – 3830 N. Marshall Way Scottsdale, AZ
  • August 17, 2017 to September 30, 2018
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Phone: 480-686-9539
  • Time: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Price: Included with museum admission: $13, adults; $11, seniors (65+) and active military; $8, students (full-time with ID) and children (6-17); free to museum members and children 5 and under.

Carnival of Illusion: An Evening of Old-World Magic

  • Multiple Locations – 2400 E. Missouri Ave Phoenix, AZ
  • Dates: September 2, Sep 9, Sep 16, Sep 23, Sep 30, Oct 7, Oct 14, Oct 21, Oct 28, Nov 4, Nov 11, Nov 18, Nov 25, Dec 2, Dec 9, Dec 16 Jan 20, Jan 26 – Jan 27, Feb 2 – 3, Feb 10, Feb 17, Feb 24, Mar 3, Mar 10, Mar 17, Mar 24, Mar 31, Apr 7, Apr 14, Apr 21, Apr 28, May 5, May 12 – 13, May 19, May 26, 2018
  • Phone: (480) 359-7469
  • Price: See website for availability and ticket information.

Sip & Shop Sundays

  • DeSoto Central Market – 915 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ
  • Ongoing
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Price: Free

Walk with Wildlife Tours

  • Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center – 27026 N 156th St, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Ongoing
  • Phone: 480-471-3621
  • Price: $25/adult and $15 for children (3-12). Children 2 and under are free